Mind Sciences in Kinesiology

Motor and Psychosocial Aspects of Movement

Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Why choose Motor and Psychosocial Aspects of Movement?

Motor and Psychosocial Aspects of Movement scholars ask questions such as: What factors affect human behaviour? How do memory and decision making impact human performance? Can understanding personality traits enhance team building?

Motor and Psychosocial Aspects of Movement is the study of the neural, cognitive and psycho-social concepts to try to understand human behaviour in physical activity, sport and health. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class and during labs. You’ll learn approaches that researchers and practitioners in these fields use to describe, explain, predict and manage human behaviour.

Career opportunities

Motor and Psychosocial Aspects of Movement graduates have global opportunities to work in areas such as sport medicine and rehabilitation, recreation, health and fitness, research and more. A degree in Motor and Psychosocial Aspects of Movement can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or architecture.

Program highlights

Lab work - Learn how to use tools and develop techniques within a supervised laboratory setting.

Practicum experience - Opportunity to gain hands-on career related experiences in a professional setting.

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Courses in this program

Activity (Essence and Experience), Introduction to Motor Control and Learning, Introduction to Statistics I, Principles of Psychology I, ​Human Anatomy and Physiology I


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First year Degree Guide - Kinesiology
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Namaste. It’s not often that you meet your professor with the ancient Sanskrit greeting. Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed is known for her groundbreaking work on the importance of exercise for the mental and physical well-being of cancer patients and survivors. Held in high regard by her students, Culos-Reed's philosophy of education is to empower others — whether it is to a classroom of undergraduates, her own graduate students, colleagues, health care providers, or fitness and yoga professionals.

​Empowering others through exercise

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